This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
A story of medieval Germany and the first Christmas tree. Exciting, poetic, and atmospheric. By the author of "The Story of the Other Wise Man". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, 1897
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"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view? favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
The English comedy classic continues, as Mr. Sponge begins his visit to Mr. Puffington. Mr. Puffington thinks Mr. Sponge is a famous sportswriter, and is desperate to impress him and get good press! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Our diplomat detective is still desperate to detect that diamond, in this daring drama with a very different denouement. Do enjoy! favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
Mr. Sponge hunts with Sir Harry Scattercash's hounds (yes, he actually gets to hunt). But he doesn't have quite as much fun as he should've had. And his host is growing impatient, both with his stay and his popularity with his wife. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
Prose translation (into Malory-style English) of a Arthurian romance in verse written in medieval Dutch. It tells the story of Sir Perceval's nephew, Morien, son of a princess of the Moors. He comes to Britain on a quest to find his vanished father. After some misunderstanding, he is joined on his quest by Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain. Notable for its positive portrayal of an African knight, but also an interesting story, well-told. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Arthurian Source: The Romance of Morien, tr. by Jessie L. Weston
The final third of a book of short-short stories by Lord Dunsany, a classic fantasy writer of the early 20th century. Weird, wise, funny, and sad by turns -- no two tales are alike. Listen to them in order or skip about as you please. Part 1 Part 2 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany, 1915
Cullerne is a tiny marsh town which once was a great seaport. Westray, a young architect working for a restoration firm, comes to help fix its massive church. But before he's even been in town a day, he's already learning about the strange cracks running through its residents as well as the church tower. By the author of Moonfleet, and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 | Part 3 Sorry for all the accumulating parts, but the archive.org servers keep filling up before I can put up more parts! The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
Fantasy and horror in the South Seas! This 1919 classic has influenced many writers and filmmakers, including the creators of the tv show Lost and the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons. Abraham Merritt was a journalist, editor, and pulp writer. He died in 1943. His novels Burn, Witch, Burn! and Seven Footprints to Satan have been adapted into movies. Part 2 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy
Ten wise virgins go to a drinking party at Philosophy's daughter's place. After they chow down and hang out under a willow tree, it's time to hear each other out on the subject of their mutual calling. Afterwards, one of the virgins writes a letter about the party to her woman friend Gregorion, and Gregorion dines out on the story over at Euboulios' house. Which is where we come in.... St. Methodius of Olympus modelled this work after Plato's Symposium. Self-inserting himself as his normal POV... Topics: Audiobook - fiction, religion, philosophy Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers
An Egyptologist is missing. An inheritance is at stake. Accusations are flying. A young doctor begins to make inquiries -- and is strangely charmed by the people at the center of the case. Another mystery starring Edwardian London's CSI -- Dr. Thorndyke! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
Why would a beautiful woman with healthy hands want to cut off her finger? From mystery writer Jacques Futrelle (before his untimely death on the Titanic), it's another baffling case for Professor Van Dusen, the Thinking Machine! Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
Memòria Prohibida - Pròleg Més que d'aventures és una obra d'escenari, és més important com és el món que no pas que hi passa. Seguint la trama reseguim el descobriment d'un món, un món conseqüencia d'uns fets anteriors alguns dels quals restaran per sempre més en el misteri. (Del pròleg de l'autor). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.geocities.com/zioljda/capi/p.html
Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction and reminiscences of childhood written by Kenneth Grahame. A sequel to Grahame's 1895 collection The Golden Age (some of its selections feature the same family of five children), Dream Days was first published in 1898 under the imprint John Lane: The Bodley Head. (The first six selections in the book had been previously published in periodicals of the day—in the Yellow Book, the New Review, and in Scribner's Magazine in the United States.) The... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Four Faces, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. Michael Berrington is a bachelor leading a quiet life in London. Overhearing a conversation at his club one day, he becomes interested in a discussion regarding a man named Gastrell. Gastrell is somewhat of a mystery to the club members in spite of his renting a house from one of them. Berrington’s interest in Gastrell intensifies as his fiancé, Dulcie Challoner, befriends a wealthy widow, Mrs. Connie Stapleton who... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, mystery Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Framley Parsonage, by Anthony Trollope Framley Parsonage is the fourth novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire", first published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine in 1860. (Summary by Wikipedia) "Of all novelists in any country, Trollope best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic." — W. H. Auden For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: LibiVox, Audiobook, Fiction, Barsetshire Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This 1859 short story probably influenced both Maupassant's "The Horla" and Bierce's "The Damned Thing". It's pretty spooky all by itself, though. The second phase of the story is a science fiction take -- a very odd one. See what you think. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Horror
LibriVox recording of Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward "Julie Le Breton enchants almost everyone around her with her smart, charm, and excellent manners. She almost belongs to the English highest nobility, but just almost… Her parents, 2 aristocrats who ran away from England in order to be together, could never marry - because her mother was married to someone else. Therefore, she is forced to work for the cruel Lady Henry Delafield, who hates her. She has a few good friends,... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Bertram Cope's Year, by Henry Blake Fuller. Read by James K. White. This novel was perhaps the most daring and affirmative LGBT literature of the first two decades of the 20th century in America. In this story, Bertram Cope is a young college instructor, about twenty-four years old ("certainly not a day over twenty-five"), who is pursued by men and women, both younger and older than himself. In writing this novel, Fuller had to carefuly craft his plot schemes so... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Enchanted Barn, by Grace Livingston Hill. Read by Gail Mattern. The Hollisters, a bright, spirited, wholesome family, are compelled to move into the country. After many efforts to secure a home, Shirley, eldest of the Hollisters, contrives a way out by renting a magnificent old stone barn at a ridiculously low price, transforming it into a house. The owner of the barn is not an ordinary landlord, as you will see, for he is a young man with fine ideals, and he is not... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, family Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) (Librivox catalog search) was an English author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children's books, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Puck of Pook's Hill; his novel, Kim; his poems, including "Mandalay", "Gunga Din", and "If—"; and his many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" and the collections Life's Handicap, The Day's Work, and Plain... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Sir Edmund Orme, by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford Henry James wrote a number of ghost stories -- The Turn of the Screw being the most famous. Did he believe in ghosts himself, as did many of his contemporaries? It's generally possible to find earthly interpretations, Freudian and other, for his ghosts. Sir Edmund Orme, though, is unquestionably a real ghost -- except of course that James's unnamed narrator tells the story in the voice of yet a third man, and the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, supernatural Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight, by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Tabithat. The Princess Priscilla of Lothen Kunitz finds court life stifling and runs away to England with the elderly court librarian. Her intention is to live a pure and simple life filled with good works. But life among ordinary people in an English village is not what she expects it to be... (Introduction by Tabithat) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS... Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, humor Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Tyranny of Weakness, by Charles Neville Buck. Read by Roger Melin. Torn between her love for her aging father, a minister steeped in the puritanical values of old New England, and the young Virginian who was born and raised of southern chivalrous tradition, the many and conflicting emotions which stir deep within Conscience Williams envelop this tale of desire, devotion, inner strength, devious treachery, and individuality of spirit. There would be many obstacles in... Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fiction, romance Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
A short glimpse at a Russian family on the day before Lent begins. Written in 1887, and translated by Marian Fell, 1915. The Russian title literally translates as "On the Eve of the Fast". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Holidays Source: Russian Silhouettes, 1915. Translated by Marian Fell.